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06-13-2013, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
Well, Saad played a bit on the Blackhawks PK this year (51 seconds per game on average). They also had him on the Toews-Hossa line most of the season, which is their power on power line.

I don't think Rychel will be doing that as a 20 year old in the NHL. Maybe his defensive ability isn't a problem, but people have knocked Rychel's aversion to backchecking hard.
You can teach back-checking, though, no? I mean, you put a guy in a position to succeed like they did with Saad this year, and its not a big surprise that he got his act together. Rychel could easily be the same. I just think that we need to start drafting more physical guys who can score that are big.

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